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03-28-2013, 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Born in 1909 View Post

In the 2010 PO's he potted 8 goals in the first 2 rounds. He did is part nicely.

Last season he could not captain due to injuries... Habs finish in basement.

This year he is back... Habs challenge for 1st.

He is solid captain material... probably an excellent locker room diplomat too.

The Oilers could use a guy like that.
People are too quick to evaluate players on cap hit and stats and don't factor heart, grit, 2 way play and leadership.

His offense alone doesn't justify 5 mil cap hit but the totality does. You also have to factor that he was brought in as a UFA, those have a 500k-1mil annual premium having multiple teams bidding on them. You are buying the player not just paying him regular market value.

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